PNG grabs three silver medals in Karate

first_imgBianca Rupa won the first silver medal in the female individual Kumite +68kg after going down to gold medallist Vaitiare Tehaameamea of Tahiti.The second silver medal was taken out by Jacklyn Barney in the -50kg category. Jacklyn fought hard but was defeated 7-1 by Vanuatu’s Vamule Lango who put up a good challenge to win gold. Vincent Bougen was outstanding with his kicks to win silver for PNG in the male individual Kumite -84kg category.He was defeated 4-1 by New Caledonia’s Annonier Mathieu who won gold. Bronze for this category went to Selwyn Kuru of Solomon Islands and Paino Mulikihaamea of Walis and Futuna.last_img

Man sentenced to 30 years for killing reputed wife

first_imgForty-six-year-old Seon Singh, also called Paul, of 9th Field Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara was on Thursday sentenced to 30 years imprisonment by Justice James Bovell-Drakes after he admitted that he killed his reputed wife during a domestic dispute.Singh admitted that on November 25, 2012, he stabbed Indranie Sugrim to death. He was first charged for murder but opted to enter a guilty plead to lesser count of manslaughter.On Thursday, via a probation report, Singh expressed remorse claiming that he has clear memories of his wife. He told the Court that he would dream about his wife and wished he could talk to her.Before handing down the ruling, Justice Bovell-Drakes reminded the Court that the suspect stabbed Sugrim ten times. The Judge added that the fact that he stabbed his wife 10 times makes him cringe. During the trial, the now dead woman’s mother testified that her son-in-law was abusive and jealous.39-year-old Indranie Sugrim, also known as Indra, a mother of three, was murdered in her single bedroom house, by her reputed husband.It was reported that the couple had an argument but none of the family members intervened. A few minutes later, the woman was found stabbed and lying in a motionless state by one of her daughters.Dead Indranie Sugrim and Seon Singh in happier timeslast_img read more

Active living opportunities in FSJ

first_img-submitted The City of Fort St. John’s Active Living Initiatives and the Sub Zero Running Club have joined together to bring you some great opportunities that will help you get active and motivate you to achieve your health and fitness goals. Opportunity 1: SportMed BC is offering full online training support to 30 individuals in our community free of charge. You’ll receive weekly coaching tips and advice on nutrition, injury prevention and more from Olympian Lynn Kanuka, a Sun Run In Training log book and a 13 week detailed training program (for all levels of fitness). You can train anywhere and at anytime- all you need is a computer and a good pair of runners. This program is meant to prepare walkers and runners for the Vancouver Sun Run 10km running and walking event April 19th, 2009. Even if you don’t plan on attending the event, it’s a great opportunity to set goals for yourself and receive the support you need to achieve them. In addition, you’ll get a chance win a trip to the Vancouver Sun Run. The deadline for this opportunity is February 6, 2009 unless we haven’t filled the 30 spots in which case we may be able to fit you in right away. – Advertisement – Opportunity 2: Walk This Way is a similar 8 week training program that is designed for walkers, both those who are involved in walking and those who are interested in starting to walk. This program will lead up to the Fort St. John Spring Runoff Road Race and Walk for Diabetes on April 5th, 2009 (you’re not required to participate). The program is free for you. You’ll receive a copy of Marnie Caron’s book “Walking for Fitness” and you can look forwards to a weekly guided walk. Opportunity 3: And you don’t have to be a part of a training program to join in on April 5th, 2009. There are events for all ages and activity levels: 1km event for kids 10 year and under 3km fun run for youth age 11-15 5km estimated time run for all ages (who ever gets closest to their estimated time for running 5km wins, no watches allowed!) 10km run for ages 17 and up 5km competitive and recreational walking events By participating in any of the three above opportunities, you’ll be entered into a grand prize draw for a trip for two to Vancouver for the Sun Run, a 10km walking and running event (includes flights, accommodations and entry fees for the Vancouver Sun Run). Advertisement For more information or to sign up contact Becky Keim, Recreation Programmer bkeim@fortstjohn.ca – 250-787-5780 We’d like to recognize the financial support that is helping make all this happen. Thanks to the BC Parks and Recreation Association, The Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon and SportMed BC.last_img read more